Alan Fitzpatrick – The Tetra (Drumcode)
Alan Fitzpatrick returns to Drumcode with yet another outstanding E.P.
We are really feeling the more melodic tracks that are starting to come through at the moment and we think this sound will continue to grow throughout 2014. Alan has always had a knack for keeping his tracks, dark, driving and monstrous but still being able to include some musicality. You will often hear clever well thought out hooks that keep you interested and make his tracks stand out from the crowd. This is all underpinned by an insane production quality that gives the music such an amazing sound.
You should check out the whole E.P but for us The Tetra stands out.
You can purchase the entire E.P on Beatport by clicking here
Adam Beyer‘s label Drumcode released the second instalment of the Swedish Silver compilation series today. There has a been a huge amount of anticipation for this release and we can see why. It really showcases how much techno talent Sweden has produced and is a fine testament to what Adam Beyer has built with the label. Compilations can often be tricky, sometimes you get the sense of filler tracks that just make up the numbers but there is no sign of that here with 8 solid peak time bombs that all deliver and pack a serious punch. You only have to look at the names involved to have an idea of the quality to expect but as soon as you start to listen to the selection you will hear any expectations you had are reached and then some!
It’s very difficult for us to pick one particular track from this bunch but if pushed we would have to opt for the lead track by Stockholm based Mikael Jonasson titled “Benefit Of The Doubt”. It’s an intense track that bursts with energy whilst constantly building and maintaining an air of tension that really had us hooked on the first listen. The clever melodic bleeps swirl over a dark soaring bass that just smacks in all the right places. The drums are very tight and we love the off beat snares that hit hard and help keep the track grooving through the various sections.
See if you agree with our choice by checking out clips of the whole compilation on the Drumcode Soundcloud below.
The compilation is available to buy on Beatport now. Just click here
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Harvey Mckay – Shake E.P (Cocoon)
If you read these pages regularly you will be aware that we LOVE huge driving techno and so what better way to start the week off than this incredible E.P from Glaswegian Harvey McKay for Cocoon.
We are not alone in our admiration of Harvey. He has released music on respected labels such Soma, Saved, Drumcode and now returns to Cocoon for his first E.P release on the label. His first outing on Cocoon was in December of last year when his track “First Strike From Mars” was included on the awesome Dots & Pearls 2 compilation. We are always huge fans of the music coming from Cocoon but the releases just seem to be getting stronger and stronger at the moment. There is a lot of amazing music coming out on the underground and Cocoon are obviously playing a big part in making sure the music has the right platform!
Back to this release all 3 tracks on the E.P are monsters, perfectly crafted techno that just keeps driving and building energy. Harvey has a distinct style that you can hear throughout all of his productions but he still manages to stay creative and ensure his sound never gets tired. One thing that remains constant at all times is the high amount of energy and tension that flow through his tracks. There are always clever and unique ideas and he obviously puts a huge amount of time and effort into each track ensuring he maintains his usual high standard.
Check out some short clips of the E.P below.
You can purchase the full release on Beatport by clicking here
Its quite fitting that Harvey dropped this E.P today as we can also announce we will be supporting him at Pyramatrix in Glasgow on Saturday 13th April. Make sure you come and have a rave with us if you are in the area! We will be posting the full event details on our WHYT NOYZ page very soon so keep an eye out!.
Gregor Tresher has risen through the ranks to become one of Germanys biggest Techno exports. Since the release of his classic record from 2007 “A Thousand Nights” he has steadily built a huge fan base that has seen him take his music to all corners of the globe. Gregor has built an enviable discography releasing music on some of the biggest labels in Techno including Cocoon, Ovum and his own imprint Break New Soil. He now continues his long standing relationship with Adam Beyer‘s Drumcode with this monster 4 track E.P titled “System X”
All four tracks are to the high standard we have come to expect from Gregor and Drumcode. The pick for us is the fourth track on the E.P titled “Call To Arms”. The rolling bassline builds intensity throughout the track keeping a constant peak time energy. The atmospheres that swirl around the heavy drums are perfectly placed and provide even more tension to track.
You can check out “Call To Arms” below.
You can stream and purchase the entire E.P at Beatport by clicking here
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